1. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Media Creation Tool / USB reaches 100% then closes


    I've just upgraded to Windows 10 and am currently trying to create a installation USB to carry out a clean install.

    Twice now it has reached 100% and closed without any trace of the download on the USB flash drive i've chosen.

    Has anyone else had this problem? Do I need to format the drive in particular way?

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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,376
    Win 10 14393.51
       30 Jul 2015 #2

    I used the tool to download an .iso.

    I had an 8 GB USB thumb drive already prepared using diskpart (format it as Fat32), so I just mounted the .iso (built-in to Win 8.1) and copied its contents to the thumb drive.

    I have since used the thumb drive to clean install 10. As advertised, the clean install activated after having once done the upgrade install and activating it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,340
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       30 Jul 2015 #3

    Definitely try creating the ISO file instead. Then do as bobkn described or use Rufus to create the flash drive to install from.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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